WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY COSTS 2019-03-04T12:13:16+00:00

Weight Loss Surgery Costs

Weight loss surgery costs and associated fees are made up of several components:

  • Hospital charges for bed stay
  • Hospital charges for operating theatre session
  • Equipment used in the operating theatre session.
    This includes the:

    • Gastric band itself or for other weight loss devices such as stapling
    • Professional fees charged by the surgeon, anaesthetist and surgeon assistants

Patients with an appropriate level of private health insurance cover will find most hospital and equipment charges will incur a “no gap” fee. The out of pocket expenses for insured patients relate mostly to professional and clinic fees charged by the surgeon, anaesthetist and their assistants.

Occasionally, in your operation, there may be certain equipment used which is “non-rebateable,” such as the lap band device.

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Private Health Insurance

INSURED

Most health funds cover bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, however you will usually need to be in a high level of cover. To check, simply contact your health fund and quote the relative surgery “item numbers” listed below.

Sleeve Gastrectomy Item No. 31575
Gastric Band Item No. 31569
Gastric Bypass  Item No. 31572
Revisional Surgery 
• Band to Sleeve Item No. 31584 & 31575
• Band to Bypass Item No. 31584 & 31572

NOT INSURED

If you are NOT INSURED for weight loss surgery, you still have the option to either upgrade your level of insurance so you are covered or find a new insurer that will provide the appropriate cover. In most cases, the insurance company will apply a waiting period of 12 months to qualify you for surgery.

When you decide to have bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, there are things you need to do to prepare for the surgery. We can help you set a plan for how best to use the 12 month waiting period to be ready for your surgery.

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Weight Loss Surgery costs

Sleeve Gastrectomy (Item No. 31575)

Surgeon & Assistant out of pocket $4500*
Anaesthetist (rebate after surgery) $1600
TOTAL COST TO PATIENT: $6100

Gastric Bypass (Item No. 31572)

Surgeon & Assistant out of pocket $5000*
Anaesthetist (rebate after surgery) $2000
TOTAL COST TO PATIENT: $7000

Gastric Band (Item no. 31569)

INSURED
Surgeon & Assistant Surgeon out of pocket $4000*
Anaesthetist (rebate after surgery) $1100
TOTAL COST TO PATIENT: $5100
NOT INSURED
Surgeon, Assistant & Anaesthetist $5400
Hospital (including bed,theatre,band) $9190
TOTAL COST TO PATIENT: $14,590

Revisional Surgery

Gastric Band to Sleeve (Item No. 31584 &  31575)

Gastric Band to Bypass ((Item No. 31584 & 31572))

OUR PATIENTS Band to Sleeve or Band to Bypass
Surgeon & Assistant Surgeon out of pocket $2700*
Anaesthetist (rebate after surgery) $2500
TOTAL COST TO PATIENT: $5200
PATIENTS FROM OTHER SURGEONS – Band to Sleeve or Band to Bypass
Surgeon & Assistant surgeon our of pocket $5700
Anasthetist (rebate after surgery) $2500
TOTAL COST TO PATIENT: $8200

Consultation fees

Initial Consult $180
Review Consult $100

*Rebate Included

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Accessing Superannuation

From July 2018, Government changes to Early Withdrawal Application processes for Early Super Release for medical procedures indicate you MAY no longer find accessing Super for Surgery a viable option.  Also ensure you seek financial advice regarding tax implications.

Visit the NEW LINK on the ATO site (updated 20-21 June 2018):

Early access to your super | Australian Taxation Office

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